Maybe Bellicheat was just trying to stack the AFC deck in his favor.....
Youre upset over a gatorade bath and claiming that because the players did that, that the coach isnt championship caliber? Id sooner say that the fact that Harbs doesnt have them focused AFTER an emotional win is the telling sign. I dont think the gatorade bath shows anything except that beating the Steelers is important to this team which it is because we have to get through them to get to the championship. Im not sure what the problem with focus is, but that should be your argument not that they celebrate emotional wins. Ive seen every team in the league do that, including your Steelers. I love that Steelers fans seem so quick to point out the Ravens flaws this week while completely ignoring the fact that they lost to them twice and in doing so are pointing out their own flaws. If were that horrible they should have beat us and they couldnt.
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First, I am not upset over it. I thought it was revealing of the Ravens mindset. Harbaugh is the one that creates the mindset and atmosphere that leads to that event happening. Second, the wins against the Steelers were big wins. I don't think the Ravens suck, I think they are a darn good football team. Heck, half the time I think my opinion of your team is higher than most of your own fans. That drive by Flacco and company was exactly the kind of thing it takes to win a championship. But those wins are gonna be fairly hollow if your team watches the Steelers advance further in the play-offs again. Maybe I will be dead wrong, maybe the Ravens will win it all this year...it wouldn't shock me...but gatorade baths at mid-season aren't helping them get there.
In my opinion you should worry about the Steelers end of season record and how it compares to the Ravens and not worry about a presser for the Ravens. Stir stir stir the pot.
Before Pitt won their first SB with Roethlisberger they were every bit as emotional and wasteful with their Gatorade. A lot of that was for your monikers last season. your talking about the difference between a team that has won compared to a young team thats still hungry to win their first one. Could they act like theyve been there before? maybe, but they havent and thats why it matters so much for them. All of them.
I dont remember confetti and balloons in Heinz Field, but Id agree that might be a little excessive for a visiting team's win. then again they did think they already won with 2 minutes to go so it probably wasnt for us anyway. :)
Reid was QB coach for Bret Favre and now called all they plays for eagles. Harbaugh is special team coach who contribute nothing to the Ravens.
Majority if not all of those coaches have multiple Rings. go back to their first wins and youll see every bit of what were talking about right here (minus the robot Bellicheck). If the Ravens win this year, and continue to act like pivotal regular season games are bigger victories than they are, Id completely agree with you. you have to start somewhere and you cant act like youve been there before if youve never been.
Ray Rice fumbles the ball once in the Jax game for the first time in however many carries. (it was a lot of carries) Then, Harbaugh benches Rice.
Last week, David Reed, who has a history of fumbleitis, fumbles the kick off. Then, Harbaugh puts him right back out there again.
How does that make any sense? You bench your best offensive player that rarely fumbles, but you put a marginal player with a history of fumbling back out there to receive kicks. :187734:
I don't understand all the hate for John Harbaugh. If we win, we credit all the players. If we lose, we blame all the coaches. I think we have a pretty good understanding of what happend in all of our losses.
Titans: Absolutely horrible gameplan and play all around. Secondary was torched. Foxworth showed he should be benched. He was later IR'ed.
Blame: Whole Team
Jaguars: Cam's worse playcalling game of the year. Also, offensive line's worst play of the year.
Blame: Cam and the O-Line.
Seahawks: I don't think I need to spell this one out. David Reed's 2 fumbles on KR's and unsportsmanlike conduct penalty really held us back on this one. Add that to the fact that the defense was trying to strip the ball every time instead of tackeling. Carr was abused. As for Cam's playcalling, I think he should have definitely utilized Rice more; however, the passing was definitely nessecary when your down double digits. A lot of dropped balls.
Blame: Hate to blame it on one guy, but David Reed really took that cake for this one.
Overall, our team plays significantly better with Grubbs in the lineup. I really expect for this team to win out with the way they're playing. I don't see how Harbs can take the heat for any of those games, I really don't.
Rice didn't get benched in the Jags game.
Side Note: If we do end up making it to the AFC Title Game and it winds up in Bmore, no way we lose this game. I have a feeling Ray won't want his last game to be a loss in the playoffs.
HR, you shouldn't let facts get in the way of a great story!
Personally I'm still waiting for Harbaugh to defend his decision to trade Ray Lewis to the Steelers for a pack of chewing gum and an autographed Terrible Towel! It's way easier to complain about the coaches when you can make up the bad stuff they do!
Uhhh...I didn't think Rice was really benched in the Jags game...just severely under utilized.